Hello everyone and welcome to the Starrcade 1989 review, which is the final Starrcade review of the 1980s. As we approach the halfway point, I am presented with a show that seems fairly hopeless. It is a show of two tournaments, which means all the wrestlers will be worn down from wrestling earlier in the night. Each tournament, one singles and one tag team, was round robin, where a pin or submission was worth 20 points, a countout is worth 15 points, a DQ is worth 10 points, a draw is worth 5 points, and a loss is worth 0 points. The competitors in the singles tournament are Sting, Ric Flair, Lex Luger, and The Great Muta (!!!), while the tag competitors are Doom, The Road Warriors, The Steiner Brothers, and The New Wild Samoans, who are replacing the Skyscrapers due to injury. Both tourneys have talent, but I am not confident they will be able to put on good matches consistently. Anyway, lets get on with the show!
Hello everyone and welcome to the Starrcade 1988 review! This card is freaking stacked. Every match had potential to be, at least good, and this will hopefully be a better, more consistent card than any of the prior shows. A trend in these Starrcades has been slowly moving away from a territory supercard, and, instead, having this show be solely a Jim Crockett Promotions card. That allows cards to be shorter, matches to get more time, and most subpar wrestler’s to be left out. Some matches, like Lugar vs. Flair or the Midnight Express vs. the Original Midnight Express, have the opportunity to be classics, so I hope this show doesn’t disappoint. Anyhow, let’s get this underway.